Specialists in

We  offer a comprehensive range of services, specialising in planning, architecture, heritage, urban design, and  rural development

We provide our clients with expert advice on a range of architectural and planning issues encompassing small scale developments through to large schemes.


Our knowledge & experience of the planning system can identify opportunities and unlock development potential.

Our team of Chartered Town Planners has a wealth of experience preparing development appraisals, planning applications, appeals and Local & Neighbourhood Plans. We offer honest, impartial advice for any project.

» Planning services

We are passionate about good design, believing it can add value and enhance people’s lives.

Our approachable and experienced design team, led by a RIBA Chartered Architect, can take your project from conception through to completion, maximising its full potential.

» Architectural  Services

We recognise that historic buildings and landscapes are intrinsic to our sense of place and identity. Restoring and better revealing their significance can add considerable value to a project.

We have considerable experience of developments involving Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and World Heritage sites.

» Heritage & Conservation Services

Urban Design is the designing of towns, villages, streets and spaces. We are committed to creating places where people want to live, work and play.

Our approach is to combine an understanding of place with commercial awareness and practical know-how; creating proposals which are aspirational yet deliverable.

» Urban Design Services

Finished project

We worked with the local planning authority, Derbyshire Dales District Council to prepare a truly individual design that took precedent from the street’s alternating profiles of gables fronting the highway and running parallel.

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Re-embracing Derby’s waterways

Impressed by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plans to restore and develop The Derby Canal, Chartered Town Planner Jon Millhouse, of Derby-based Planning and Design Practice, offers a few ideas of his own for re-embracing Derby’s waterways and achieving a waterside renaissance in the city.
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Extending Walnut Cottage

Planning & Design recently gained planning permission for a porch and living extension to a curtilage listed barn.
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Class Q Barn Conversion Prior Approval Secured in North-East Derbyshire

PDP recently secured prior approval under Class Q of Permitted Development for a barn conversion in NE Derbyshire. The barn was in a structurally sound condition, no longer in regular use for farming, so in an ideal position to be converted into an impressive modern home.
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Construction of a New Country House

Planning & Design are delighted to receive planning permission for the construction of a new country house in rural Derbyshire.

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